Praveen Mayakar

Hardware-Software Designer-Developer

Motivated to excel in the field of VLSI, utilizing my experience in embedded systems & System on Chip. An optimistic teamworker with good presentation skills. Entrepreuner, freelance web designer, blogger and freelance photographer.

Education     (Click on each for synopsis)

Lund University

System on Chip


As a master student at Lunds Tekniska högskola (LTH), i have gained skills in various aspects of digital hardware design while extending my domain knowledge to hardware software design from software design. Have pursued challenging projects in Digital IC Design, Embedded systems and DSP. Also was part of  NXP sponsored student trip to Netherlands.

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Electronics & Communication


I pursued my bachelors at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore accredited to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). I learnt the basics of electronics & communication with a special interest towards VLSI. Did two projects on Universal Synchronous and Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (USART), one was pursued at Bharat electronics limited (BEL), a government subsidiary.

Experience (Click on each for synopsis)


Embedded Software Engineer

2005 - 2007

I worked on VxWorks based custom made RTOS for the propulsion and control division of Bombardier trains. My work involved implementations on varied hardware platforms with C as the language. Developed a data recorder, worked with train to wayside communication system, handled reports and presentations, project documentation & support. Worked closely with Swedish colleagues onsite at Västerås. Trained new employees to reach optimal levels as per company as a developer.

Sovereign Technologies

Embedded Software Engineer


I worked on building various embedded systems with C as the language. Development and maintenance of projects.

24/7 Technology

Software Engineer

2003 - 2005

I started work at 24/7 technology  as a help desk support specialist, handling in-house technical issues and escalations. Six months later rose to become a software engineer developing in-house web based applications. I handled application support with minimum downtime requirements, managed reports and helpdesk issues. I managed a team of two people. I helped migration of the company and built requirements and framework for implementing barcoded asset management system.


Core programming languages


Operating Systems

Windows, Linux & VxWorks


Xilinx, Altera, Tornado, Synopsys Design vision, SoC encounter, Cadence, Code composer studio & Matlab

Other activities

Part time Jobs

  • Working as a web researcher and salesperson for  E Assurance, Australia since Nov 2010. 
  • Worked as a science teacher for International Katedralskolan, Lund between Aug 2009 & Mar 2010.
  • Worked as a freelance photographer and salesperson for between May 2007 & July 2007.